Senator Raine was appointed to the Senate in January 2009 to represent the province of British Columbia, primarily the Thompson-Okanagan-Kootenay region.
“Senator Raine has been a tourism champion for the industry throughout her time in the Senate and we will miss her thoughtful input at Parliamentary Tourism Caucus meetings and other forums. Her presence at the Canadian Tourism Awards each year will also be missed. We thank her for her unwavering support, and trust that Senator Raine will continue to be one of Canada’s Great Tourism Champions” said Charlotte Bell, President and CEO of TIAC.
Senator Greene Raine is an Officer of the Order of Canada and the Order of British Columbia and a member of both Sports Halls of Fame. She was named Canada’s female athlete of the 20th century by the Canadian Press and Broadcast News. She won gold and silver medals in alpine skiing at the 1968 Grenoble Olympics and overall World Cup titles in 1967 and 1968. Her total of 14 World Cup victories (including the Olympics) remains a Canadian record. During her nine-year career she won a total of 17 Canadian Championship titles.
Since retiring from active competition, Ms. Greene Raine has been an advocate of sport both as a healthy recreation and for tourism. She and her husband Al Raine were instrumental in the early development of the Whistler-Blackcomb Resort and Sun Peaks Resort where Ms. Greene Raine has the title of Director of Skiing. Senator Raine and her husband Al received the TIAC Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011.